A Few R9280X Questions

Well, I built my computer back at Christmas, and my MSI R9280X was the highlight of the build. It's the most expensive part by quite a while, so I want to get the best performance I can out of it. 

Just for reference's sake, I'll list my full specs:

CPU: AMD FX-8320

Mainboard: Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0

RAM: 8GB, though only 4GB are currently showing up. I'm going to take out and put it back in later today.

GPU: MSI R9280X Gaming Edition 3GB

Storage: 1TB HD, Can't remember the product itself


On the MSI Gamingapp that was installed on a disk when I first loaded my PC up, I can supposedly change the way that the GPU runs in order to regulate it's performance alongside other things such as stability and sound produced.

Here's an image of the tutorial screen for this program: http://s2.postimg.org/8lsvngn0p/MSIGaming_App_A.png

As you can see, it says that the MHz should be just above 300MHz on the lowest setting, designed to cool the system down, and much, much higher on the 'OC' setting. I think it might be bugged, but I really want to get it working. When I use it, the speed is always displayed as 300 MHz, regardless of the setting I put it on, whether it's on Cooldown mode or Overclock mode. http://s29.postimg.org/o1cqf58l3/Msi_Gaming_App_B.png 

Does anybody have any ideas on how to fix this?


The reason I'm pretty sure that this is a bug and not my GPU is due to MSI Afterburner, the second program that I downloaded alongside my PC. It regulates the Clock Speed so I can overclock easily. However, I don't really know how to go about using it to make my GPU more effective: http://s16.postimg.org/e0ymuabx1/MSIAfterburner.png 

I'd just generally like to ask how to use this program and how to use it to make my GPU more effective.


I also heard that when you download an MSI Graphics card, you can download other programs such as a screen recorder. I was wondering how I can download/find that, or if that is only rumors and not actually true. I only have MSI Afterburner and MSI GamingApp as the programs I can find that were installed with my GPU.


Should I be able to run ENBs on Skyrim? I've seen people with Nvidia 560s who have been told that they don't quite have enough power to run ENBs but can run other Graphic enhancing mods, so I should be able to run ENBs right? Additionally, I appear to be having some instances of Framerate drops when playing Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. It could well be my internet as you can have 30 players on a screen having real-time combat, so it's bound to be quite hard on the internet, but I get a feeling that part of the drops are on my end. 


Finally, a bit unrelated, but does anybody know when the next steam sale starts? I've got quite a few games I want to pick up, such as Oblivion, but I don't really want to pay £15 when I can get them for >£5 in a sale. 


That will be all. Thank you for any answers at all.


Or learn with Linus!


old one but still pretty much the same Afterburner (at least close enough to my last MSI card's version)